Company to supply engines to Terex GB in deal worth around £4.5 million per year
JCB have won one of the biggest engine supply deals in their history after securing an annual contract worth £4.5 million. The milestone agreement will see the company supply Terex GB Ltd with engines to power site dumpers made at the firm’s Coventry plant – just as JCB celebrate a landmark 10 years of engine manufacturing.
The engines – to be manufactured by JCB Power Systems in Derbyshire – will be the latest fuel-efficient Ecomax Stage IIIB/Tier 4 Final models (74hp). Initially, they will power the Terex TA6 and TA6S site dumpers.
JCB’s chief executive officer, Graeme Macdonald, said: ‘The engine supply contract is a major milestone for the JCB Power Systems business. It is one of the biggest engine supply deals in the company’s history and is testament to the reliability and efficiency advantages that the JCB Ecomax engine offers to customers.’
JCB began producing engines at their plant in Foston, Derbyshire, at the end of 2004 and engine production was extended to India in 2011. To date the company has produced 350,000 engines globally.
JCB engines now power more than 70% of the company’s products, and JCB Power Systems are also enjoying increasing success in selling engines to other industries worldwide.